www.bridair.com BRID AIR Purifier VS High End HEPA Filter Comparison Test: tVOC & Formaldehyde We just received a brand new tracking sensor that tracks tVOC (Total VOC) pollutants and the infamous formaldahyde (A VOC itself). As you may know, formaldehyde is present in many households (Furniture, glue, paint, etc.) and it’s carcinogenic. BRID Air Purifier and a high end HEPA Air Purifier got tested against volatile organic compound pollutants and Formaldehyde. The result is impressive as expected! As it can be observed, with the bottle of detergent opened BRID reaches a certain level and then starts ‘Fighting’ VOCs, whereas the HEPA filter simply spreads those pollutants. What is more concerning is that once the bottle of pollutant is shut closed it becomes clear that BRID Air Purifier depletes those harmful pollutants, while the HEPA filter, which absorbed them, keeps spreading them in the air for quite some time. The whole point of the test is to prove that a HEPA filter can reduce the amount of certain kinds of particles (Usually around PM 2.5), but does not do anything to effectively clean the air of dangerous VOCs, in fact it helps carrying those pollutants to other areas of the house. On the contrary BRID Air Purifier gets rid of those pollutants by reducing those molecules to basically vapor (H2O). In the coming months we will also publish visual test results on harmful bacteria and dust mites, number one cause of allergies. BRID Air has also the ability to trap PM particles, even below 2.5, thanks to the highly porous ceramic filter effect. While not as effective as a TRUE HEPA filter, BRID Air Purifier performs very well, but with the massive bonus of all the added outstanding performances in terms of pollutants, bacteria, allergens, odors, etc. that conventional filters, including HEPA ones cannot achieve at all. Let’s also not forget that HEPA filters need to be replaced often and disposed of and they are very expensive, when really effective (TRUE HEPA), whereas BRID’s filters can be washed and they are as good as new, as they are made of ceramic and the active photocatalytic nano coated elements are directly baked into the ceramic, making BRID the most effective and low maintenance Air Purifier on the market. BRID is also the ONLY photocatalytic Air Purifier that does not use UV light, therefore NOT producing any Ozone.